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Intersections 2016

 Jointly organized by the BCATA and the CSEA/SCÉA

In the beautiful city of Victoria • Thursday evening October 20 – Saturday, October 22, 2016

On campus at the University of Victoria:

Keynote Speaker

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, artist and activist, creator of Red – A Haida Manga

Vancouver, B.C. - December 2014: Visual Artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas. Photograph by Farah Nosh

Vancouver, B.C. - December 2014: Visual Artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas. Photograph by Farah Nosh

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas is an award-winning visual contemporary artist, author and professional speaker. His work has been seen in public spaces, museums, galleries and private collections across the globe. Institutional collections include the British Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Seattle Art Museum and Vancouver Art Gallery. His large sculptural works are part of the public art collection of the Vancouver International Airport, City of Vancouver, City of Kamloops and University of British Columbia. Yahgulanaas's publications include national bestsellers Flight of the Hummingbird and RED, a Haida Manga. When not writing or producing art, Yahgulanaas pulls from his 20 years of political experience in the Council of the Haida Nation and travels the world speaking to businesses, institutions and communities about social justice, community building, communication and change management. His most recent talks include the American Museum of Natural History and TEDxVancouver 2015.

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sessions will include:

  • Hands-on studio
  • Best practices for the classroom
  • Art Educators from across Canada
  • Focus on new curriculum directions
  • Artist talks
  • Art Education Graduate student symposium on emerging research
  • Friday night reception at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
  • Saturday studio tours & sessions

Intersections conjures up images, ideas and experiences of convergence in:

from the crossing of lines and shapes of de Stijl and Piet Mondrian through the crossing of mediums in more recent installations and light-based works and performance to the crossing of boundaries between studio, street, gallery and digital networks

between subjects such as art, architecture, writing, science, drama, and technology, cross-pollination adds greater understanding and appreciation as well as space for creative learning.

culture & community
where our diverse and unique visual traditions meet the hybridity lived at the intersection of individual creative expressions by artists, students and teachers responding to the worlds within them and the around them.


Intersections Conference Poster